It’s Color Monday Time Again!

CPCM_CM08_tbuThis is for today’s Color Monday challenge on the Christian Paper Crafts Magazine site. I love this combo of chocolate, navy, and ivory!!

For my card, I used a base of Chocolate Chip, a layer of Not Quite Navy, and a layer of Very Vanilla. I topped it off with a pice of Basic Grey dp, from their Periphery line. I stamped my cross, from Our Daily Bread Designs, in Chocolate Chip. I stamped my sentiment in Not Quite Navy, and used Nesties to cut everything out. At the top, I added Not Quite Navy brads, and under the sentiment (from Stampin Up)I put two pieces of chocolate grosgrain ribbon.

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Appealing Daisies

I made this card on Thursday, with Scrappy Sunday in mind. The Ways to Use It Challenge was all about using silhouttes on your card – so it was the perfect excuse for me to ink up the new stamps I got from SU.

My striped cardstock is from a Prima collection, and I didn’t do a thing to it – no cutting, no trimming. It came out of the scrap box the perfect size! I never skew my main images, so this card was hard for me to put together!

Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Inspired By Nature
Paper: Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette, Apricot Appeal, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, prima dp
Ink: Apricot Appeal, Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: $1 spot brads, gg ribbon, sponge
Techniques: sponging

Pirouette Moitfs

I was in the mood for a little pink and brown the other day. Here’s what I came up with! The large baroque stamp is done on the Pink Pirouette base using Pretty in Pink ink. The swirl from Carte Postale is done in Close to Cocoa ink.

The edges of the largest scalloped rectangle (which is Pink Pirouette) are sponged in Close to Cocoa. I sponged the edges of most of the layers, actually!

I also finally remembered to get out my Liquid Pearls, in White Opal. So pretty!

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Carte Postale
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Close to Cocoa, Basic Grey dp – Blush
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: ribbon form Mike’s, Nestabilities (large rectangles, scalloped rectangles, ovals, scalloped ovals), dimensionals, sponge
Techniques: sponging

Lovely Pine

Whew! Thank goodness this week is almost over – I’ve been so crazy busy! I did have a chance to make this card on Tuesday, and it combines Monday’s Technique Challenge and Tuesday’s Color Combo challenge from Splitcoast. So that made me happy.

I handstitched around the edges of the Rose Red panel and sponged it. I could not for the life of me decide on a dp, so I ended up not adding one. I think the white on black script panel is lovely on its own.

This picture seems to be working – when you click on it it shows you a larger version. So maybe I’ve fixed it. Hmmmm….

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, French Script, LAD Just Words
Paper: Kraft, Basic Black, Rose Red
Ink: Whisper White Craft, Rose Red
Accessories: circle punches, thread, paper piercer, loopy brad, ribbon, samj

Real Summer BBQ

I’m hosting the Limited Supplies Challenge on Splitcoast this week – what fun! Please play along if you have time (feel free to link your card here, in the comments section, so I can be sure to check it out!!!!)! This is my sample for my challenge. If you have a chance,  take a quick look at Victoria’s sample too – I love it! Her blog is darling – Eat Stamp Sleep Repeat. You should check that out too!

I checked my gallery, and haven’t used this set in over a year. I NEVER use Real Read, or leave my images uncolored. The eyelets and dp I’ve had longer than I can remember (at least 3 years, because I bought them before DD was born), and I didn’t even know I had either one of the ribbons. So I definitely used some old stuff!

As a funny side story: We are vegetarians. So when I was coloring the burger, DD walked over to me and looked at it and said, “Hey Mommy! That’s a veggie burger!” Which completely cracked me up!

Stamps: Backyard BBQ
Paper: Basic Black, Summer Sun, Real Red, GP White, random dp
Ink: Versafine Black, Real Red
Accessories: samj, old eyelets, neglected ribbon, SU Markers, circle punches, Cuttlebug (swiss dots)

Blossoming Embrace

This is a completely simple, straightforward card. I set out to do the color combo challenge over on SCS. About 3/4 of the way through the card, I realized that it would look better if the mat was Chocolate Chip instead of Close to Cocoa. SO what did I do? I cheated. My ink is Close to Cocoa, though!!!

I did feel like my piece of Basic Grey dp (the name of the line is escaping me, but I’ll find out and post it here)was too light, so I stamped the Sanded background on it, and then sponged all over it in Close to Cocoa. Much better.

My little image panel is done in the “cracked glass” style. But the light is bad, so you can’t really see the cracks. Trust me, they are there!!!!

Stamps: Embrace Life, Sanded
Paper: Blush Blossom, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Versamark
Accessories: ribbon, word window punch, primas, brad, dimensionals, clear ep
Techniques: cracked glass

Cheers to You!!

This is for last Friday’s Limited Supply Challenge. I’ve never made an ATC-sized card before (or an ATC, for that matter). How cute is it?? I discovered it was the perfect size to slip into DH’s cell phone case. It would also fit into his iPod case (if he ever put the iPod in the case, lol).

I used the new Tangerine Tango for my base – it is such a good orange. I am so in love with all of SU’s new In Colors. I was hesitant when I first saw the online samples but the second those gorgeous things showed up in my craft room I knew I was hooked!! The dp is A Lotta Colada by Flair Designs (big shcok, I had forgotten I had it). The drink is stamped several times, and cutout and pieced back together. The glass part has CE on it, and when it was close to dry I dabbed it with some wax paper so that it would take on the look of that thick, recycled glass barware. It looks really cool.

Stamps: Cheers to You
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Green Galore, Flair Designs dp, Whisper White
Ink: Black Stazon
Accessories: CE, tiny prima, bling, white ribbon, SU Markers